Saturday, April 18, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Silk Screen Class Edition

1. t-shirts
2. pink submarines
3. roosters
4. dinosaurs
5. chocolate-covered hazelnuts

Friday, April 17, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy Friday Edition

1. April showers bringin' on those May flowers*
2. it is, in fact, Friday
3. time with one of our nieces
4. when it's warm enough that you don't need to wear your giant wool coat in the rain and you can just put on, say, a light jacket.**
5. Pilgrims

**or just get wet without fearing a horrible death

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Off Campus Edition

1. putting together art for Saturday's screen printing class
2. getting set up with the cable company so I won't accidentally get my internet access shut down for lack of payment*
3. the fact that Jed had apparently never heard the "jalapeno business" joke until last night*
4. good conversations
5. getting the laundry done

**despite the fact that I make that joke pretty much every time I use jalapenos

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Poetry Edition

1. getting a lovely note from a friend telling me she gave a copy of Dear Turquoise to a man on a plane and that it was helping him (right now!) grieve for his sister
2. the ways in which poetry can create a sense of common humanity
3. poet friends
4. non-poet friends who support poets anyway
5. maybe writing some more poems once I'm finished recharging

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Spring Edition

1. the arrival of iced coffee season*
2. the arrival of skirts-without-leggings/tights season
3. the arrival of open-sunroof season
4. the single brave crocus that has appeared in our yard
5. how comically pale my legs are**

*note: there are New Englanders who will tell you that iced coffee is a year-round beverage. They are mistaken. 
**it's okay--when the sun reflects off them, it lengthens the day a little more, thus putting off sunset

Monday, April 13, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, New Week Edition

1. fresh starts
2. resetting
3. student presentations
4. the start of iced coffee season
5. the strong possibility of a nap later